Bob Love is one of a number of players on the Bucks with some ties to those Cincinnati Royals back then. The Royals nabbed him in the fourth round of the 1965 NBA Draft, and he played two seasons in Cincinnati before being picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Milwaukee’s first-ever game would end up being one-fourteenth of Love’s tenure with the team, as he was traded after just 14 games with the Bucks. Love was just 26 years old at the time, and apparently his 7.6 points per game were not enough for Milwaukee.
The Bob Love trade was just another suspect one for Milwaukee, as he became an incredible player the very next year. He scored at least 19 points per game for seven straight seasons after being dealt. The worst part? He was traded to the Chicago Bulls.
To be fair, Love didn’t show much in his time with the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored just nine points in that first Bulls loss, which was higher than his typical outing with Milwaukee. Still, some patience might’ve been prudent in this situation for Milwaukee. At least Milwaukee got All-Star Flynn Robinson back for Love in that trade.
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